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Patients satisfied with nurse run practices

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:728
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Half term reports on two nurse led, primary care practice projects in the United Kingdom have found high levels of patient satisfaction. The two projects, run by independent contractors and launched in Salford and Derby under the Primary Care Act pilots scheme, have each introduced their own innovative ideas, including providing access to care without appointments and offering early morning and late night surgeries.

    A feature of both projects is that patients have a choice of seeing a GP or a nurse as their first point …

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